Fran Self, B.S., Clinical Supervisor/HI
Fran has been working with children with disabilities and their families since 1981. She is certified as a Habilitative Intervention Professional, has 6 years of experience as an Intensive Behavior Intervention Professional therapist, and almost 30 years experience as a Developmental Specialist for both Infants and children. Fran has a B. S. from Thomas Edison State College in Human Services/Mental Health and Rehabilitation. She is certified through Utah State University as a Parent Advisor for deaf-blind infants, and she has many hours of continuing education in child development (specializing in young children with autism), positive behavior supports, functional behavior analysis, and family education. Fran is the oldest of 10 brothers and sisters, the mother of five grown daughters, and the grandmother of seven grandchildren. Fran enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, reading, gardening, and camping when she has time!
Bess Hancock, HI Professional
Hi, my name is Bess Marie Hancock. I have worked with children since 2004. This included inside the schools, home and community. I enjoy using the skills I have and learning new techniques and strategies.
Bonnie Roberts, HI
Hi, my name is Bonnie Roberts. I love working with all of the amazing staff and kiddos at A&R Case Management. I have two adorable kids and I am blessed every day to see them grow. I believe that no matter where you’ve been you can find success and happiness in life if you push yourself outside of your comfort zone a little bit. It is amazing what happens when you do!
Cathy Nakao, HI
Hi, my name is Cathy Nakao HI Professional for A&R Case Management. I was hired in March of 2014. I received my Bachelor’s degree in 1974 for Elementary Education, and my masters in Special Education in 1975. In all my year of experience I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of participants and different programs. In 1980 I was a project Manager for the Handicapped Children’s Early Education Project. In 1983 I participated on the Oregon High School project. In my free time I like to volunteer with animal Cruelty protection. I’m Excited to learn and grow with A&R.
Chris Haskell, Program Manager and Developmental Specialist
Hi, my name is Chris Haskell. I have been part of A&R Case Management team since November 2009. It brings me great personal satisfaction to have the opportunity to be part of a team that specializes in helping individuals with developmental disabilities gain independence to their fullest ability. I enjoy being an advocate and promoting inclusion and individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. I am actively involved with the Special Olympics Team “ The A&R All Stars” When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, landscaping, attending BSU football games and barbecues with friends.
Christin Tolman, HI Professional
Hi, my name is Christin Tolman. I work part time as an HI -Pro. I attended BSU and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Psychology. I love working with kids and all of the rewards and challenges that go along with that. When I am not at work I am hanging out with my kids.
Daffney Griffith, B.S., Service Coordinator 0-3/HI
Hi, my name is Daffney Griffith. I graduated from Southern Oregon University with a B.S. in Psychology. I have worked with children and adults as a psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist and at A&R as a Service Coordinator for Idaho’s Infant Toddler Program. I believe that supporting and empowering parents to “take the lead” in their child’s learning and development process is crucial for the family’s overall success. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing the piano and crocheting.
Dave Carr, Program Coordinator/HI
Dave is Retired Military and attended Kaplan University with an AAS in Criminal Justice as well as a BS in Human Services with a focus on Child and Family Welfare. Currently working with children and adolescents providing Habilitative Intervention and providing Program Coordination for hourly supported living clients.
DeeDee Scranton, B.A., Service Coordinator/HI
Donna (DeeDee) Scranton is a Service Coordinator specializing in services to children ages 3 to 18. DeeDee has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is certified as an ABA-HI Therapist. In addition to her full-time work as a Service Coordinator and Habilitative Intervention Therapist, DeeDee is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. DeeDee has experience in teaching, health information systems and patient financial advocacy. DeeDee enjoys outdoor activities, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. DeeDee is the proud mother of five wonderful children and grandmother to 11 (soon to be 12) amazing grandchildren.
Harry Steimer, HI
I am a ten year veteran public school teacher with experience teaching multiple grade levels and subject areas. I was the lead teacher in an S.D.C. class and alternative education staff member and worked with a variety of needs, disabilities, and age levels ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade during that time.
Jerry Stark, B.A., HI Professional
Hi, my name is Jerry Stark, I have a BA degree in Psychology. I graduated from Idaho State University. I am certified as an IBI Professional/Habilitative Support Specialist in the state of Idaho. I specializes in behavioral therapy work, primarily with teens and children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. My background includes human resource management (military), retail management and human services. I am a Nampa native, proud Father of four great kids and active in church and the community. My hobbies include: computers and tech stuff, skiing, fishing, nature photography, sketching/painting and creative writing.
Joshua Benjamin, B.S., Clinical Supervisor/HI
Hi, my name is Joshua Benjamin I graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Northwest Nazarene University in 2007. I have been working with children and their families at A&R Case Management since 2005. I love watching kids grow and overcome their challenging behaviors. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing and rock climbing as well as other adventures.
Joyce Brown – HI
Hi, my name is Joyce Brown and I’ve been working for A&R Case Management since August 2013. I have 5 years of working as an IBI and now an HI therapist. I come from RI and have many more years’ experience working with children with developmental disabilities.
Julia Miller, Service Coordinator 0-3 & 18+
Hi, my name is Julia Miller I have been working for A&R Case Management since January 2013. I provide services coordination for the Infant Toddler Program, service coordination for adult clients and Habilitative Intervention for 3-18 year olds. I was born and raised in Boise and I graduated in 2010 with my degree in Psychology from Boise State University (Go Broncos!) Before coming to A&R, I worked in the mental health field providing PSR and TSC. My experience in the mental health field has helped tremendously in my current position, especially with clients with dual diagnoses. I have been happily married for the past 7 years and I have a beautiful son. In my spare time I enjoy reading, and spending time with my family.
Kari Knopp, B.A., HI Professional
Hi, my name is Kari Knopp, I have a BA in Elementary education my main interest is children with autism and other developmental disabilities. I have a family member affected with these disabilities. I enjoy working with children and I hope to help them achieve their full potential.
Katie Griffis, HI
Hi, my name is Katie Griffis. I have been an HI professional for little over a year. I have been working with children for many years and enjoy every moment making a difference.
Kyle Holcomb, Developmental Specialist/HI
Hi, my name is Kyle Holcomb and I have been working at A&R Case Management for several years. I began my career at A&R as a Developmental Tech where I served children with disabilities as a one-on-one therapist. I started at A& R during the fall of 2007 because I wanted to give back to this specific population. During my upbringing our family had the chance to experience a life with a magnificent young girl with disabilities, my sister. I knew that this experience would give me the chance to give back to this population. During the first five years of my career at A&R I worked diligently on obtaining an undergraduate degree from Boise State University. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies in December 2013. At this time I began the next chapter of my career as a developmental Specialist and Habilitative Interventionist. I now get the opportunity to help children and adults with disabilities further adapt to society and get to know some extraordinary families.
Mandey McFarland, Clinical Supervisor
Mandey graduated from the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Psychology. During her schooling, Mandey began working as a developmental technician and gained a lot of experience in her year and a half of employment there. Mandey has spent spare time volunteering for local DDA organizations and participated in local fundraisers and awareness campaigns for developmental disabilities. Mandey has been certified as an Interventionist and is working on her IBI certification. Additionally, Mandey is working to get her Masters in Education with Autism and ABA emphasis. This program also meets the requirements for coursework needed to obtain a certificate in Behavior Analysis ( BCBA) from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Pending Mandey’s acceptance and completion of this program, she will then begin working on completing the 1500 hours of experience that are also required for this certification. Mandey thoroughly enjoys working with individuals affected by developmental disabilities. During her free time she loves to spend time with her three children, one of whom has Autism.
Marci Harris, HI
I am an HI professional with A&R. I have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. I have five years of experience working with children with developmental delays and behavior issues. I enjoy working with kids and families and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you and your child.
Mary Cardell, HI Professional
Hi, my name is Mary Cardell. I have worked as an IBI / HI Professional for seven year’s. Currently I am working on getting an M.ED in applied behavior analyses from Arizona State University. I Love My Job.
Meg Dawson – HI
I am a habilitation interventionist and children’s psychosocial rehabilitation therapist. I began working in the schools in the year 2000 and have been a teacher’s aide, substitute teacher and in-school IBI and PRS specialist. I love my work and enjoy being a part of positive change in the lives of children and their families.
Rachel Chick, B.S., Clinical Supervisor/HI
Hi, my name is Rachel Chick, B.S., Developmental Specialist/Habilitative Interventionist Rachel Chick is a graduate of Boise State University where she earned a B.S. in Social Science. Rachel is certified by the state of Idaho as a Developmental Specialist for adults and children 3-17 years of age. Throughout the past eight years, Rachel’s professional experience has included employment with the Independent School District of Boise City as a Behavior Interventionist, and current employment with A & R Case Management where she is the Lead Developmental Specialist and a Targeted Service Coordinator. Rachel has also volunteered her time as a mentor and coach for “Walkin’ the Talk” Teen and Family Program. Rachel believes that it is paramount for our young people to become aware of and learn to express their emotions in order to make choices that support their positive growth. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, and enjoying the great outdoors
Robert Miller, B.S., HI Professional
Hi, my name is Robert Miller I have been employed by A&R Case Management since August 2005. I have worked with children with disabilities at our center, in the community, and at schools using techniques designed to change and modify undesirable behaviors to more socially acceptable behaviors. This past year I have been working as a Certified Habilitative Interventionist by the State of Idaho H&W.
Ryan Shore, HI
I am a Habilitative Interventionist professional with A&R Case Management. I have been with A&R for over 8 years, first as a Therapy Technician, then Habilitative Support staff before my current position. I graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Psychology. I have had an opportunity to work with multiple children with various abilities, across a large age span. I have also had the joy and pleasure of being the coach of A&R's Special Olympic track and field team since 2007. I am trained in the MANDT system which teaches de-escalation, as well as CPR and first-aid certified. In my free time, I enjoy reading, coaching and hiking.
Shauni Holcomb, B.A., HI professional
Shauni graduated from the College of Idaho with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Minor in Education. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology through Idaho State University. Shauni has been working with children with developmental disabilities as a therapy tech and as an IBI professional for the past six years at A & R Case Management. She has extensive experience in skill building as well as teaching replacement behaviors for children with severe maladaptive behaviors. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family.
Stephanie Baumann – HI
Hi, my name is Stephanie Baumann and I am an outgoing determined bubbly individual. I have worked with kids my whole life from babysitting, to mental health, to developmental disability. I am very knowledgeable and have plenty of experience to assist with individualizing therapy to meet each child’s needs. I love working with kids and am lucky enough to have a child of my own.
Tami Michael, HI Professional
Tami has been working as an HI professional for about a year now, this is her third year teaching the special education "Severe" program. Tami has four kids, two grown girls, and two teenage boys. Tami lives in Wilder ID, and enjoys being outside and living the country lifestyle with her family.
Tammie Cox, B.A., HI Professional
Hi, my name is Tammie Cox. I am an Habilitative Interventionist at A&R Case Management since June of 2008. I have a BA in General studies from Idaho State University and an Associates in Music form Ricks College. I specialize in intervention with you children. I have experience in Psycho Social Rehabilitation with adults, teaching in public schools, job coach, Developmental therapy, HS, IBI. My husband and I are Foster Parents. We have had several children in our home with disabilities. We have adopted three children, two with special needs. I strive to be active in my church and community. I have several hobbies and talent that include, singing, piano, clarinet, flute, writing music and crafting. I am active in volleyball, basketball and I love camping with my family.
Theresa Mattox – Service Coordinator/HI 3-17
My past experience working with children with disabilities was from December 1995 to January 1997 when I was employed at Diamond Developmental Center in Nampa, Idaho as a Developmental Technician. During that time, I worked with children to help them achieve a higher level of functioning in a wide variety of areas including but not limited to: gross motor skills, fine motor skills, verbal and non-verbal communications, self-care, functional reading and writing, social skills and appropriate behaviors and meal preparations.